I mean, here I am preparing for another segment on The Palm Breeze CAFE. This segment will be like my other segments (like this one I did on Tadalist.com) where I showcase a nifty Web 2.0 tool that has educational & community value. So, this week I'm planning to show Polleverywhere.com which is an awesome site for creating polls. It's not as meaningful to show a poll where there's no data, so I decided to create two kinds of polls and to invite my Twitter and Plurk friends to help me out. So I sent out two quick (140 character) pleas to vote (1 in Plurk and 1 in Twitter).
One poll I'm going to show is a basic multiple choice poll that you can use if, for example, you wanted to organize a sports team party. I created a sample and here's how the voting went:
The 2nd poll was will be an open response poll, so I asked "What's Your Favorite Web 2.0 Tool?" (I thought while I was asking my Web 2.0 friends to respond, I'd at least have something of value to share with them afterward.} Below is a screenshot of the partial list. The full list doesn't show up on screen all at once (but it is VERY cool how they bounce in as they come in dynamically as people vote), so I listed all of the responses below the screenshot.
- Flickr (www.flickr.com)
- skype google docs twitter
- Tough question! Plurk
- #1 del.icio.us bookmarking
- Wikis -- preferably PB
Then of course, they pull the hook.
I don't plan to upgrade, 30 is fine, but honestly, I'm touched that you, my PLN, are so giving and generous and willing to help me out and SO quickly! I even received Tweets and Plurks from others who said they tried to vote but the poll was closed.
So, what did I learn?
- Those who question the "noise" on microblogging platforms like Twitter and Plurk, have not tapped into the true power of networking.
- If you ask, you shall receive.
- Of those who voted, Twitter is the favorite.
- Nobody wants to go to the coach's house!